Rosa Rodriguez expected it to be a quiet morning when she took the final walk through her new Habitat for Humanity home in Lake Wales on Thursday.
It was anything but.
She was met by ex-Buccaneer Warrick Dunn, reporters and a gaggle of supporters. This was going to be one special day.
Outside the home, Dunn presented her with a check for $5,000 from his "Homes for the Holidays" charity.
"I just can't believe how this happened to me any my family," Rodriguez told FOX 13.
Rodriguez is a single mom raising two teen boys and caring for her disabled mother.
When she walked in, she got another surprise. The home was completely furnished thanks to Aaron's. The cupboards were stocked with food.
"I haven't seen her smile like that in a long time," her 18-year-old son "Macho" said.
It was a dream come true for the Rodriguez family because of Dunn's vision. When he was 18 years old, his mother, a police officer, was shot during a bank robbery. He helped his grandmother raise his brothers and sisters.
Now he is giving others who are struggling a helping hand.
This is Dunn's first project in Lake Wales, and his 117th home overall.
"The expressions. The emotions. They're all different. But they're all priceless, and that never gets old," Dunn said.
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